Cadets often train outdoors and can practice a wide variety of sports with the possibility of competing at a national level. Sports as diverse as mountain walking, canoeing, gliding, skiing and offshore sailing.
Learning opportunities are also widely available. Cadets can achieve CVQO qualifications, Duke of Edinburgh awards, accredited First Aid training, Cyber security skills and pilot’s licences among others.
Dr Fox, the Deputy Principal at East Norfolk Sixth Form College, is also the Contingent Commander for the new CCF unit.
He said, “The College is constantly developing innovative ways to improve student outcomes and engagement, as well as helping young people to explore new and exciting opportunities.”
Dr Simon Fox added: “Improving social mobility also sits at the heart of the work we do with our students, and this project aims to address this aspect as a key element. Having a CCF at the college matches these core aims, allowing us to expand provision outside the curriculum while also impacting on our students’ life chances in a meaningful way.”
The Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, in sharing the news article issued by East Norfolk Sixth Form College, is helping to raise awareness among their member organisations of the range of youth opportunities and innovative community engagement ideas, hopefully inspiring other businesses to champion their own initiatives.